Noting that the state government received a number of complaints of corruption in the implementation of welfare schemes, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday directed top officials to take immediate measures to check the menace.
Addressing a high-level meeting with the officials, Kumar said the state government had received a number of complaints of corruption during implementation of schemes including the National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme (NREGS).
"We should take all possible steps to check corruption and ensure that the benefits of the schemes percolate down to the lower level," he said.
Chief secretary Anoop Mukherjee, Director General of Police Anand Shankar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister R C P Singh, besides commissioners of all the divisions and district magistrates and principal secretaries to most of the departments in Bihar attended the meeting.
Kumar directed the district magistrates to stay in tents in villages to listen to the grievances of the people and take immediate steps to address them, Mukherjee told reporters after the meeting.
He said the cases which were pending in various courts in Bihar and New Delhi were also discussed. "The chief minister has asked the officials to give top priority in complying with court orders."